| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.”
The outcome could...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition.
The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:17 AM
States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:25 PM
— Is a warehouse worker passing through a security check after he's clocked out similar to a casino or bank employee securing her cash drawer at the end of a shift?
U.S. Supreme Court justices weighed that and other comparisons Wednesday during...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the Senate-Judicary Resolution 19 Democracy for All Amendment, which would be a permanent solution to curbing the influence of big money on our democracy. The U.S. Supreme Court has been steadily dismantling our...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago.
So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Let’s see: The U.S. Supreme Court has nine justices. Six of them are men and three of them are women.
The three women happen to have been appointed by Democratic presidents: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by President Clinton, and Elena Kagan...